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15 Aug 2017 at 4:01pm
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ROUND-UP: 6.9MW community solar portfolio in Massachusetts, solar canopy project in Maryland & more
24 Aug 2017 at 2:00am
Renewable energy company Ameresco, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and BlueWave Solar announced Tuesday that they have completed five community solar projects in Massachusetts.



ReneSola secures financing for 30MW PV project portfolio in China
24 Aug 2017 at 1:30am
Solar project developer ReneSola announced Wednesday that it has secured US$18 million in financing from China Kangfu International Leasing — an affiliate of State Power Investment Corporation.



1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS edge cell record up to 20.3%
23 Aug 2017 at 5:37pm
US-based wafer producer 1366 Technologies and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS have announced a new cells record of 20.3% using direct wafer technology.



India could have 25% renewables by 2030 with a million solar jobs - IRENA
23 Aug 2017 at 5:32pm
India could become the fourth largest market for renewable energy in the world with 25% renewable energy in its mix by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).



New guidelines for Indian solar power procurement to bring confidence to the sector
23 Aug 2017 at 3:11pm
Consultancy firm Bridge to India explains how the proposed changes are a major improvement on the current framework.



Audi and Hanergy start development of GaAs electric vehicle solar roof prototypes
23 Aug 2017 at 2:23pm
Automotive giant Audi AG and thin-film solar manufacturer Hanergy, via its US-based subsidiary Alta Devices have signed an MOU in respect of a development agreement to provide its electric vehicles with gallium arsenide (GaAs) flexible thin film based solar system integrated into a range of planned electric vehicles.



President Duterte inaugurates expanded 800MW Philippines solar module factory
23 Aug 2017 at 1:09pm
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte today inaugurated the Philippines first solar module manufacturing facility with an expanded capacity of 800MW at Santo Tomas, Batangas, owned by renewable energy firm Solar Philippines.



Coronal Energy completes 120MW of solar for US Department of Defense
23 Aug 2017 at 12:55pm
Independent Power Producer (IPP) and developer Coronal Energy has completed 120MW for the US Department of Defense.



Victoria to hold 650MW renewables auction, awards 138MW of solar contracts for Melbourne trams
23 Aug 2017 at 12:09pm
Victoria’s Labor government will hold a 650MW renewables auction and has awarded contracts for 138MW of large-scale solar plants to power Melbourne’s tram network.



PV Talk: Beating upfront costs of off-grid renewables in Indonesia
23 Aug 2017 at 11:38am
A nation made up of thousands of small islands should be a blessing to any off-grid renewable energy firm, but poor access to upfront financing makes Indonesia a tougher proposition than one would expect. To discuss the market, PV Tech caught up with Verania Andria, associate director, community renewable energy, Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia, which focuses on financing off-grid renewables in Indonesia with grant funding.



First Solar sells 280MW California PV project to Capital Dynamics
23 Aug 2017 at 1:45am
First Solar announced Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its 280MW California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, California, to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.




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A Quarter of India’s Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy
23 Aug 2017 at 10:07am
India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

EBRD and Proparco sign first projects under Egypt Renewable Energy Framework
22 Aug 2017 at 12:55pm
The two institutions have committed US$ 58 million each for two 50 MW solar photovoltaic power plants.

Solarreserve signs agreement for 150-MW-Solar-Thermal Project
18 Aug 2017 at 10:57am
Solarreserve has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for a 150-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project with Energy Storage near Port Augusta.

SolarEdge to Live Broadcast Solar Eclipse from its PV Monitoring Platform
17 Aug 2017 at 12:48pm
SolarEdge Technologies will live broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse.

Abengoa completes with Xina Solar One its third solar thermal plant in South Africa
16 Aug 2017 at 6:36pm
Spanish Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. It is a 100 MW solar thermal power plant.

AGL launches free rooftop solar energy monitoring service
16 Aug 2017 at 1:27pm
AGL Energy, Australians largest gas and electricity supplier with over three million customers is offering households with rooftop solar systems a free service to help them protect potential savings by monitoring their systems.

Australia's first utility scale solar plant performing above expectations
14 Aug 2017 at 10:14am
The Greenough River Solar Farm, located 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia, boasted an outstanding 99.6% effective availability in its first three years of operation.

EDF and Canadian Solar build 92.5 MWp PV-Project in Brazil
11 Aug 2017 at 12:51pm
Canadian Solar Inc. and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary.

Landsec unveils UK’s largest shopping centre solar panel system
11 Aug 2017 at 12:26pm
Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK.

Schletter awarded for biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany
10 Aug 2017 at 10:53am
After implementing the biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany at the airport Weeze, Schletter is now being awarded with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category „Unique Location“.


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